Laptops and Netbooks

Asus X501A-XX280H Windows 8, 15 inch laptop £349.99

So Windows 8 is here and this Asus laptop is superb value, offering ultrabook looks and near ultrabooks performance with the very latest software for well under £400.

The X501A follows on from the Windows 7 model X50 series and offers a high quality finish on a budget price laptop. Asus are winning awards all around the world at the moment for their hardware, just check T3 winners list for 2012. Having won Best PC manufacturer in Asia multiple times, there is no doubting the hardware. This build quality is backed up with some impressive power, it has got an Intel Core i3 processor and an onboard nVidia graphics card. This allows it to play full HD movies with ease and will play the latest Facebook and Internet based games with ease. The Asus X501A also has two USB 3 ports, which means you can get the latest fast transfer speeds with USB3 hard drives and pen drives. It is up to 10x faster than USB 2.0. 500GB will also hold all of your photos and movies with ease.

Overall this is a great family laptop which is in most budgets, without looking as such. Its slim chassis looks a cut above similar models at this price range. It is available to reserve and collect from PC World / Currys.


Essential Specification:

15.6 inch screen,
Intel Core i3-2330M processor,
Windows® 8,
Memory: 4 GB,
Hard drive: 500 GB,
2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

Laptops and Netbooks Uncategorized

Acer Aspire AS5733-386 15.6″ Laptop Review

The cheapest price for this Acer Aspire AS5733-386 is now just over £300. This is superb value for a feature rich laptop. It is a superb everyday laptop which is available from Currys now.

Is the Acer Aspire AS5733-386 a good family Laptop?

The simple answer is yes. It has got a Core i3 processor, which is fast and responsive to all everyday tasks. While it is not the latest Ivy Bridge Core i3 (which are much more expensive), it will handle the Internet, music, HD video, Microsoft Office and more with ease. Thanks to a good size hard drive it will store most families full music collections.

  • Processor clock speed: 2530 MHz
  • Processor family: Intel Core i3
  • Processor model: i3-380M
  • Hard Drive: 320GB
  • Memory: 3GB DDR3

The AS5733-386 also comes with plenty of ports so you can add USB flash drives and hard drives for backup or additional storage. It also has a VGA port so you can plug the laptop into an external monitor. It also offers a webcam for Skype etc, and full 802.11b/g/n WiFi so you get the fastest speed. This Acer Aspire AS5733-386 laptop is compatible with BT Infinity and the fastest Virgin Media packages.

For more information or to buy click on the Currys logo below

Household Electricals

Currys Discount Codes – April 2012

With all these sales on Currys have got some great deals Well here is a selection of codes from money off vouchers codes to make them even sweeter with money off washing machines, fridge freezers, hobs and more. Just enter the corresponding code at checkout.


Vouchers are as follows:

Save 15% When you spend over £1,200 on Built in or integrated appliances
Voucher expires: 11/04/2012 23:59

10% Off All Washing Machings and Washer Dryers over £249 (Excl.those delivered directly from the manufacturer)
Voucher expires: 11/04/2012 23:59

10% Off All Refrigeration over £300 (excl. american style fridge freezers & items delivered directly from manufacturer)
Voucher expires: 11/04/2012 23:59

15% Off All Hobs and Hoods  (Excl. items delivered directly from the manufacturer)
Voucher expires: 11/04/2012 23:59

10% Off All Freestanding Rangestyle Cookers (excl. items delivered directly from supplier)
Voucher expires: 11/04/2012 23:59

TVs / Monitors

PANASONIC Viera TX-P46GT30B Full HD 46″ Plasma 3D Smart TV – Currys £699.98

The Panasonic Viera TX-P46GT30B is a mighty Plasma TV. This model offers Everything you could ever need. 3D, Smart TV Internet apps, iPlayer, and superb picture and sound.

The TX-P46GT30B uses Panasonic’s 600Hz, 5million to 1 contrast ratio screen to give exceptional full HD quality. Just take my word for it, What HiFi and also give this five stars. And they were given at it’s full price. Currys have now got it on offer for just £699.99 and you can collect in store. Superb.

Click on the Panasonic Viera TX-P46GT30B to read more or buy online wihle stocks last

Available to buy online and reserve and collect from



Android Gaming Devices, Tablets and iPads

Samsung Galaxy 8.9″ Tablet 16GB – £265 with voucher delivered

Some great deals available at the moment at Currys thanks to their vouchers, and one is this superb Samsung Galaxy 8.9 inch tablet. It has a dual core processor and a great high resolution screen, which is higher than the recently price dropped iPad 2. In general use it is also quicker than the iPad 2 making it a good alternative.

The only downside to this Samsung is if you show it to Apple you may get sued for a few million dollars, but that is a risk we all face.

The price is £279 and the code gives you 5% off making £265.05. Enter TAB5 in the checkout after clicking below to buy or read more on the Samsung Galaxy 8.9inch tablet



Laptops and Netbooks

5% off Discount code for laptops over £399 at Currys

Code Name: LAPC5

End: Wednesday 28th March, 23.59.

Description: 5% Off All Desktops and Laptops over £399.99

View the full range of laptops that are available to use the code


Code can be used on laptops from HP, Packard Bell, Asus, Acer, Sony, Lenovo and more including ultrabooks.

TVs / Monitors

Panasonic VIERA TX-P50G30B 50 inch Plasma Smart TV – £549

If you are looking for a large TV then this Panasonic VIERA TX-P50G30B will fit the bill nicely. It offers full 1080p HD, Smart TV functions like BBC iPlayer, Freeview HD tuner and a silky smooth 600Hz screen. This means any fast gaming or sports feed will look sharp. This really is a superb choice for gamers and movie buffs alike.

by adding Freeview HD Panasonic have done us all a favour by making it possible to get high definition TV without having to pay for subscription from Sky or Virgin, and the quality is great in both HD and SD. There are also plenty of ports including USB and SD which can be used to record as well as playback.
This TX-P50G30B is a superb investment, and one which will provide you with a great picture and loads of fun too. An incredible television, now at its cheapest price just £549 from Currys delivered.


Available to buy now from Currys delivered to your door.

Laptops and Netbooks

Apple MacBook Pro MD313 13 inch Laptop 2012 – £938.87

If you have been debating getting an Apple laptop recently then this Macbook Pro MD313 is what you are looking. It comes in comfortably under £1000 yet offers all the power you need and expect from an Apple. It has the latest dual core Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of fast DDR3 RAM to move things along. All this is combined with the latest version of OSX Lion.

This latest MD313B/A model offers a healthy 500GB hard drive which is enough storage for all your photos and videos. Even if this is used as a family laptop you will be hard pushed to fill this. Being a top of the line Apple it looks fantastic and because of the latest software it is very fast also. This particular model is also future proof thanks to its Thunderbolt port which offers the latest speeds for gadgets. It is uncommon at the moment but it is something being pushed by Apple and Intel so will become more prominent in the coming year. A great free addition to this laptop.

The screen is high quality, and being a 13 inch laptop it is truly portable, without compensating having to squint after a lot of usage due to size. Battery life is also good, and because it is a Mac you can use apps like FaceTime HD, just as you can with your iPhone or iPad. It is currently on offer at Amazon for just £938.87. As you can gather this Macbook Pro MD313 offers the best in power and portability and is the Macbook Pro you want.

Click on the Apple Macbook Pro MD313 laptop image for more information






Available on Amazon with free delivery



Alternatively buy now at Currys online or reserve and collect in store


Essential Specifications:

Model Number: MD313B/A, Dual-Core Intel Core i5 2.4GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 500GB Graphics SD card slot, Thunderbolt port,

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Laptops and Netbooks

Lenovo Essential G575 15.6″ Laptop, Dual Core, 4GB RAM, £299

If you are simply looking for a cheap, but well built dual core laptop then this Lenovo G575 could be what you are looking for. It offers plenty of storage space for all your videos etc, 750GB, and it has a dual core processor with 4GB of RAM to back it up. If you simply like to access the internet, go on Facebook, watch videos etc then this is the ideal laptop for you. Great for students, it looks smart and professional and because it is a Lenovo, who traditionally make business laptops you know it will be built to last.


For more information on the Lenovo Essential G575 click on the laptop below





Available from Currys to reserve and collect in store or delivered



Essential Specifications:
Processor: Dual-core AMD E-300 processor
Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Memory: 4GB
Hard drive: 750GB

TVs / Monitors

Samsung UE32D5000 32″ Full HD LED TV for £329.99 Review

It seems the time has come when LED TVs are now available at a price within reach of most people. This Samsung UE32D5000 comes in comfortably under the £400 mark at just £329.99 currently. So what do you get for the money?

Top end Samsung TV’s are known for high quality image panels, and this UE32D5000 model shows that price does not mean a compromise in quality. Similarly to its main rival the LG 32LV355T it offers full 1080p resolution, as well as two USB Ports for photos, music and film, plus four HDMI ports for all your Blu Ray, XBox 360 or PS3 needs. Being LED it features a slimline design, and even from the front the thin bezel is reminiscent of TVs costing £1000 just a year ago. Picture quality from its 1080p screen is crisp and clear. HD look great, while standard definition feeds aren’t class leading, but they aren’t bad either. Using the available, but expensive Samsung USB dongle you can hook up the TV wirelessly to share files from your PC. Some will find this useful, but for most just being able to plug in the USB and view your pictures on the big screen is more of a plus point.

So what do you lose for getting a TV with many of the features of a top end LED for a budget price? Well the speakers are fine, but movie fans will want to add a surround sound system or a speaker box. At 2x10w they have enough volume but lack definition to match the superb screen. Also there is no Freeview HD. This is not a problem if you have Virgin Media or Sky but those with just Freeview will have to make do with the Samsung upscaling the feed, unless you buy a dedicated Freview HD box.

Overall it is a stylish, and thanks to the cheap price, affordable way to get a large LED TV with a screen that is worth of the name. The minor points that let the Samsung UE32D5000 down, e.g. no Freeview HD and average sound quality are easily rectified or null and void if you already have Sky/Virgin or a speaker system.






Best Price: £329.99


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Best Price: £375